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around to baby-sit anymore. when your nuclear weapons handlers are failing consistently, something really needs to change. there is a lot of places that can endure failure, nuclear nuclear weapons handling is not one of those areas. good thursday morning. right now on "first look" hundreds killed, thousands injured as egyptian police battle demonstrators and the country's future becomes even more uncertain. the investigation continues into why this u.p.s. plane went down in a deadly play lly blaze. shocking details revealed in the abduction of hannah anderson. plus president obama playing cards the night of the osama bin laden raid? alfonso syria know collects a month's worth of stats in two games. and the university of california study on what kind of cars the biggest jerks on the road drive. good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. we begin with more uncertainty in egypt. this after security forces cracked down on supporters of
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the deposed president. newspapers at home and around the world all capturing the deadly violence right on today's front pages this morning. egypt's vice president is out and leaders are wondering if today will be another day of chaos. nbc's aymon moyahyeldin is in cairo this morning. >> reporter: people are trying to bring back a sense of normally after a day that was anything but normal. yesterday police broke up two major protests, this time 24 hours ago those operations are in full swing. the scope of the death toll is still being realized. right now health officials say at least 421 people were killed, more than 3,500 have been injured and that is not the final death toll. they still expect that number to climb in the coming hours, as those fatalities and casualty figures become more accurate. the police spent the better part of the evening and early hours
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of this morning sweeping through both of those squares, trying to ascertain whether or not there was any evidence to collaborate their information that these were a threat to national security. they also are pursuing senior members of the muslim brotherhood for their part. the group, though, says it will not cower. it will return and there rise again until the military hands over power to an elected civilian government. no indication though right now as to what the interim government's short term plan is. they are in the middle of a series of meetings. the country's prime minister certainly has a lot of challenges on his hand. mara? >> ayman myoyeldin live in cargo, thank you. investigators are trying to figure out how a u.p.s. plane crashed on wednesday, killing the pilots on board. nbc's jay gray reports from birmingham, new hampshire. >> reporter: witnesses say there were signs of trouble even before the crippled jet went
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down. >> i seen the sky lighting up orange. i seen the plane on fire i was like he's not going to make it. i heard loud noises. >> reporter: several people heard whining and sputtering from the jet's turbines and a loud thrashing as the plane ripped through the trees, followed by the sound of a violent impact. >> a bomb was blowing up like the whole house just shook. >> reporter: flames from the inte accident intensified as the plane slid for more than 200 yards. >> it went up the hill where it came to the top of the hill and came to its final resting point. >> reporter: the two pilots on u.p.s. flight 1354 died in the crash. ntsb investigators say there's no record of a distress call from the cockpit and because the nose of the plane is still in one piece they believe the tail section may have hit the ground first. >> the tail section of the aircraft is still smoldering, still smoking and for that reason we have not been able to get in and get the black boxes. >> reporter: flight recorders that investigators hope will
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provide details about how and why the jet slammed to the ground a half mile short of the runway. jay gray, nbc news, birmingham. chilling new details about suspected murderer and kidnaper james dimaggio. unsealed search warrants say he tortured 16-year-old hannah anderson's mother and brother, and then he set his home on fire with them inside and abducted hannah. she has since been rescued. the documents say dimaggio even shot and killed the family's dog. the exact nature of the alleged torture is unknown but when police arrived at dimaggio's burning california phone they found 8-year-old ethan anderson, his body was so badly burned it took days to identify. police found 44-year-old christina anderson under a tarp in the garage next to a crowbar. dimaggio was a long time friend of the anderson's. he was killed saturday in idaho during a shoot-out with police. the warrants also revealed officials suspected dimaggio's sister may have been helping him the day he abducted anderson
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because of "an unusually large volume of calls. ." a wildfire in utah has burned 14 homes and threatening others. fire officials say it has scorched 2,000 acres and just 25% contained. wildfires are burning in at least 11 western states from alaska to new mexico. tearful testimony from michael jackson's ex-wife at his wrongful death trial. debbie rowe says the late pop star's tolerance for pain was low and his fear "incredible" that's why she believes doctors took advantage of him. rowe testified doctors sometimes lost sight of jackson's care and they worried they were giving him too much medication. she and jackson were married for three years in the late '90s. time for your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics.
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tighter restrictions on abortions and a strict new voter i.d. law proved bad news to north carolina governor pat mccrory. his approval rating stands at just 39%, down from 48% in may. the second month in a row a ppp poll shows mccrory with a decline in approval rating. newt gingrich wants his party to be full of ideas instead of attacks. >> i will bet you for most of you, you go home in the next two weeks while your members of congress are home, and you look them in the eye and you say, "what is your positive replacement for obama care"? they will have zero answer. >> here is another headline congressman steve stockman can add to his long list of head scratchers. remember the rodeo clown stredrd
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like president obama while being chased by bulls? he's inviting that star to the lone star state. nothing to see here according to kentucky senator rand paul, republican and tea party favorite claims there is no "objective evidence" that african-american voters are being disenfranchised. apparently giving health benefits to spouses of america's bravest is an example of america's liberal social agenda. that's what senator inhofe says about giving the services to same-sex couples. joining the faculty at harvard to chances to regroup the policy public school. we've seen the pictures from inside the situation room during the raid on osama bin laden. now we're getting a glimpse into what was going on.
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his former body man says he wasn't there the entire time and he reportedly played the game of spades. >> most people were in the situation room, he's like i can't watch this entire thing. so he, myself, pete souza, the white house photographer and marvin must have played 15 hands, 15 games of spades. >> many officials declined comment but former counterterrorism adviser michael leiter, who is now an analyst for nbc news says mr. obama was present during the time of the actual raid. that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >> i don't get the big deal. >> it's a day-long event. >> 24 hours, some people isn't sit there and stare, the nerves. >> it's an interesting factoid. >> it's interesting but i don't see the criticism. yeah. what are you going to do? as far as the forecast goes we are in the middle of august and we are soon approaching the
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peak of hurricane season, and right on schedule, we're watching a tropical depression that has just formed off the coast of africa and still have that area of interest approaching the gulf of mexico, so tropical depression number 5 is what's new overnight. this is the forecast path from the national hurricane center, it should become tropical storm erin as we go throughout the night tonight. it's no threat to any land areas over the next seven days at all, so we'll wait and see what that does a week from now. closer to home we have moisture moving up into florida, a tropical wave trying to form into a tropical depression but a 70% chance of that happening. this looks like all of this moisture will eventually drench the southern coastlines of georgia, south carolina, north carolina, florida, and areas that are in mississippi and alabama, as much as six to ten inches of rain over the next five days, enough to cause flooding concerns. mara's already complained offair but it's a chilly morning in the northeast and the great lakes.
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>> it's like fall. i have my sweater under the desk, it's chilly. >> 24 hours ago i opened the windows in my house and last night i had to shut them. >> some people love it, but i say let summer run its course. prince william prepares caring for his newborn to military duty. who are the highest players in the nfl this year? and a new study that shows which drivers are jerks. right now, 7 years of music is being streamed.
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some stories making news this morning, the united nations announced wednesday that u.n. experts are headed to syria to investigate possible chemical weapons use. they'll be visiting three different sites where chemical attacks are said to have occurred. for the first time since negotiations broke down in 2000, mideast peace talks between israel and palestinians are taking place in jerusalem. bradley manning took the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial wednesday to read from a prepared statement.
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the army private apologized in his statement saying "i am sorry that my actions hurt people. i'm sorry that they hurt the united states." manning faces up to 90 years in prison. ex-congressman jesse jackson jr. was sentenced to 30 months in prison wednesday for using $750,000 in campaign funds on luxury items. his wife, sandy, was sentenced to 12 months pour tax fraud. reverend jesse jackson spoke about the trial and his son's health. >> jesse's been very sick. this time a year ago i really thought we may have lost him. i think he's strong enough now to accept the challenges put before him by the judge. a new study done by researchers at the university of california berkeley shows bad driving habits to be linked to wealth, specifically who drive bmws were more likely to show road rage like behavior and less likely to stop for pedestrians. prince william spoke about
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baby george in wales wednesday comparing fatherhood to running military conditions. >> he's pretty loud and of course extremely good looking. i have to say i thought search and rescue duties were physically and mentally demanding but looking after a 3-week-old baby is right up there. >> i'm sure any parent can agree. for your first look at business we turn to seema mody. >> stocks fell for the third time, the dow dropping triple digits on concern the fed may taper its massive bond-buying program which has helped keep interest rates low. americans are better managing their money. household debt fell this spring to the lowest level since 2006 as more consumers are paying their bills on time. watch shares of cisco systems today, mara, the stock dropped 10% last night after the tech bell reported disappointing
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earnings and cut 4,000 jobs. the ceo says the economy is still challenging. >> seema, thanks so much. straight ahead, yanks alfonso soriano does something the babe never did. we have that coming up next. ] from the last day of school, back to the first. they're gonna take a lot of notes. so make sure they've got a notebook for every subject. this week only, get one subject notebooks for a penny. staples has it. staples. that was easy.
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josie altador, count him three goals in just the second half. usa with a 4-3 win. mara, with that 12th victory in a row it is the longest streak on the globe right now. hats off to them. pats fans' hearts skipped a beat yesterday. qb tom brady on the ground, grabbing the knee that was operated on in 2008. >> oh, no. >> watch this video here. an mri showing just a sprain. they were practicing with tampa bay. rob gronkowski doing mansion flipping, almost 5,000 square feet. >> gorgeous dream home. >> price $2.4 million. want to get it? >> no, not yet. >> next week. the tampa mansion has a gulf of mexico view, it's got a boat dock for a yacht that you might have, too, or maybe two yachts if you're on "forbes" new annual list of top earning players. number one, drew brees, $51
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million. aaron rodgers number two at $49 million, tom brady $38.3 million and joe flacco $36.8 million and the bum at the bottom $30 million peyton manning. marion bartoli is retiring, just 28 years old. she says her trek to win her first grand slam took its toll and must retire because of leg injuries. hopefully she can come back. you didn't want to miss the first inning of the yankees/angel, alfonso soriano a grand slam and on fire in the fifth again with a home run. >> that's my boy. >> yankees win 11-3. canbatted in, seven that night, six before. soriano is only the third player to do that since records were kept, better than babe ruth or lou gherrig. >> good for him. bat on the field, bat on the
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field. >> a literal bat. >> the prime time. i don't know if you like those. they got teeth on them. >> they're cute. >> didn't bug the short stop, picked up the normally sleeping toothed creditor in his glove. the baseball bat flops and flips and who do you call, the bat boy of course. the whole incident driving the umpires a little batty in the end. >> we could go on and on with the puns. >> cut. >> never ends. thanks so much, richard. >> yep. it's time for our first look at today's political stories. for that we're joined by syndicated columnist bob franken. >> speaking of batty, right? >> perfect segue, exactly. i want to start with something serious the situation in egypt. yesterday senator john mccain said "the united states of america, because of a lack of leadership contributed to the terrible tragedy we see ensuing in the streets of egypt." what role should the u.s. play in the crisis and what, if anything, can they do to help resolve it. >> let us not forget that john
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mccain is a republican and the larger consensus is that this was something that was really out of the ability to have the united states to influence. of course, many would claim that is because the united states' influence in the world has deteriorated. going forward of course is what's important and the united states has over $1 billion worth of aid it gives to the egyptian military and now that's going to obviously be reconsidered. >> going to domestic politics now, also yesterday former house speaker newt gingrich criticized fellow republicans saying they have "zero ideas for alternatives to obama care." is the gop too focused on blocking the president's agenda and not enough on new ideas? does he have a point here? >> well he probably does have a point but of course, newt gingrich is probably one of those who is fundamentally among them who set the tone of the republican party. so chances are he's not the one to talk but he's ever the opportunist. >> and a new poll in north carolina as we mentioned finds a majority of voters now disapprove of the job that
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governor pat mccrory is doing. does this suggest the gop in that state may have overreached with some of their legislative measures, things like voter i.d. and abortion restrictions? >> well it would certainly indicate that the polls show that. the gop is using north carolina as a laboratory for ultraconservative politics, and of course right now, much of this is going to be tested in the courts. north carolina prides itself on being safe, always down the middle so it probably goes against the grain of many people in that state to see what are considered extreme politics going on right now. >> bob franken as always thanks so much for being here this morning. >> thank you. coming up, bill karins and richard lui will be back for first buzz. [ agent smith ] i've found software that intrigues me. a ♪ [ agent smith ] ge software connects patients to nurses to the right machines
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. time for first buzz. i'm joined by richard lui and bill karins. bill, i have no idea what your story is. explain it to me. >> people are calling this photo the turducken of the sea. this photo here the researchers and the university of delaware were trying to recapture a tagged sand shark, the female there you see the big one. they had about a foot long bait out, a three-foot shark ate that bait and immediately after the sand shark ate the three-foot long shark and they captured this photo. they're calling it the turducken of the sea. fish eating the fish eating the fish. >> a brutal place. >> it's a cool photo, it's like shark beak or it was. >> fits in. >> much healthier than a turducken. >> people don't know what turducken is, turkey and duck stuffed in chicken?
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>> deboned chicken and duck and stuff it inside the turkey and cook it up. >> you learn something every day here. >> it's great stuff. >> richard, bowling? >> well kind of. we got the center from mississippi state, they all went out the entire line to have some fun so what do they do? the center dylan dader says hey, give me that bowling ball. watch this, guys, hike, hike, bam. throws it down the alley and he gets a strike. they all fall. >> it went down. >> good bonding. >> i'm saying they should do fowling, you take a football throw it at ten pins. >> he's got the hair. >> here we have fowling and tur durk be. there's a new app out called hey girl and it takes your browser and replaces every photo with a photo -- he might want it after we talk about it -- with a photo
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of rye yab gan gosling. it will replace every news story, there's "the notebook" and all that, if you're with him, check it out. "way too early" starts now. i will bet you, for most of you, if you go home in the next two weeks while your members of congress are home, and you look them in the eye and you say what is your positive replacement for obama care, they will have zero answer. because we are caught up right now in a culture and you see it every single day where as long as we're negative and as long as we're vicious and as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don't have to learn anything. and so we don't. this is a very deep problem. >> newt gingrich not the only republican calling for a new strategy. how the leaders of the party are
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hoping to rebrand the gop. also the cost of raising a kid, the price is on the rise. we'll break down the new data for you, and then mayor bob filner is the focus of a new parody video and you're going to want to hear the lyrics to this one. this is "way too early." hey everybody, good morning, i'm thomas roberts in for brian shactman. it is thursday august 15th. we start off with the big news out of egypt, the interim prime minister says the government had no choice but to step in against a group of pro-morsi supporters, a group that sparked a day of widespread bloodshed. 40 members of the security fors have been killed and 4,000 injured.


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